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Etretat beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.3
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 2.7
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.0
Bezoekers: 1.7

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Etretat Golf Statistieken, January: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Etretat that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal January and is based upon 2619 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. The chart at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. For example, swells larger than 1.5 feet (0.5m) coincided with good wind conditions 54% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 3% of the time in a typical January, equivalent to just one day but 20% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 20%, equivalent to (6 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Etretat is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Etretat about 54% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical January, of which 17 days should be surfable.

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.